Who Is Secretly Funneling Money into Mitt Romney's Campaign Coffers?

Unlike President Obama, Romney Doesn't Disclose. Urge the Presumptive GOP Nominee to Come Clean

 

To raise huge amounts of campaign cash, presidential candidates rely on “bundlers.”

Bundlers are campaign funders who bundle their own donations together with those of other super-rich Americans in order to skirt the legal limits on contributions directly to campaigns in order to raise tens of thousands — if not millions — of dollars.

President Barack Obama has been publicly disclosing information about his bundlers since the 2008 campaign began. Mitt Romney also disclosed his bundlers in 2008.

But this year, Mitt Romney has so far refused all calls to release information about the identities of those in his army of bundlers.

Only the names of Romney’s bundlers who are federally registered lobbyists have been disclosed (which is required by law). The rest of his network of fundraisers remains in the shadows.

Sign the petition to Romney for President Campaign Committee

 

We, the undersigned, urge Mitt Romney to release his full list of campaign bundlers in order to match the level of transparency that has come to be expected from presidential candidates of both major parties.

Spread the Word

 

More About Bundlers

  • Top bundlers are often given access and political appointments in return for gathering large amounts of money for the campaign. A 2011 study of President Obama's top-tier fundraisers from 2008 showed that 80 percent received "key administration posts" as defined by the White House.
  • Every Democratic and Republican presidential nominee since 2000 has released his full list of campaign bundlers to the public, updating it periodically.
  • Mitt Romney released his bundlers list in 2008 but has yet to do so for this election cycle.
  • As the presumptive nominee in 2008, John McCain released his bundlers list on April 19.
  • President Obama has already voluntarily released his bundlers list, with quarterly updates.
  • As a result, Obama has already returned more than $200,000 in campaign contributions linked to bundlers with questionable backgrounds -- contributions that likely never would have been scrutinized if his bundlers had been kept secret.

Visit Public Citizen's White House for Sale page for detailed information about Obama and Romney's bundlers we do know about.

Join Our Social Networks

This petition is no longer active.
51-75 of 22733 signatures
Number Date Name Add a Comment
22683 Thu Sep 20 09:51:40 EDT 2012 Ron Kloberdanz
22682 Wed Sep 19 18:43:42 EDT 2012 Lynne Banta
22681 Wed Sep 19 01:00:09 EDT 2012 Nikki Birdwell
22680 Sun Sep 16 19:09:03 EDT 2012 Olga Strickland Tranparency is basic in a democracy!
22679 Sun Sep 16 14:53:22 EDT 2012 David and Ann Cordero
22678 Sun Sep 16 14:18:49 EDT 2012 Wolfgang Rougle Communication and honesty arre responsibilities that come with the privilege of leadership.
22677 Sat Sep 15 22:16:42 EDT 2012 William Heckler
22676 Sat Sep 15 16:47:40 EDT 2012 Darleen Mc Naul I want to see all tax returns for the last ten years.
22675 Sat Sep 15 15:02:27 EDT 2012 William Heckler
22674 Wed Sep 12 19:23:05 EDT 2012 june siebert
22673 Wed Sep 12 18:13:49 EDT 2012 Christopher Lish
22672 Tue Sep 11 03:06:57 EDT 2012 cindy sims
22671 Mon Sep 10 22:03:48 EDT 2012 Cindy Risvold
22670 Sun Sep 09 16:09:35 EDT 2012 Anonymous
22669 Sat Sep 08 23:41:56 EDT 2012 Anonymous
22668 Sat Sep 08 18:58:45 EDT 2012 Vic Mandarich
22667 Sat Sep 08 16:09:13 EDT 2012 Wendy Dannett
22666 Sat Sep 08 11:22:12 EDT 2012 Adrian Castro We need total transparency from both sides during this national election. Nothing should be hidden so we can make the proper choice.
22665 Fri Sep 07 23:42:11 EDT 2012 Anonymous
22664 Fri Sep 07 20:44:38 EDT 2012 E B Mutt, we need full disclosure if you want my vote! Tell us all your bundlers & amounts donated. Also, provide your tax returns for at least 5 years! You can become a nice guy!Thanks
22663 Fri Sep 07 18:26:18 EDT 2012 Brian Gauspohl I will not vote for Mitt Romney unless he discloses all his bundlers.
22662 Fri Sep 07 14:21:59 EDT 2012 Lori Gilio
22661 Thu Sep 06 19:56:49 EDT 2012 Evelyn Hendricks
22660 Wed Sep 05 21:41:15 EDT 2012 Jim Murphy
22659 Wed Sep 05 18:27:31 EDT 2012 margaret adams
<- Prev Next ->

Copyright © 2016 Public Citizen. All rights reserved. This Web site is shared by Public Citizen Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation.
Learn More about the distinction between these two components of Public Citizen.


Public Citizen, Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation

Together, two separate corporate entities called Public Citizen, Inc. and Public Citizen Foundation, Inc., form Public Citizen. Both entities are part of the same overall organization, and this Web site refers to the two organizations collectively as Public Citizen.

Although the work of the two components overlaps, some activities are done by one component and not the other. The primary distinction is with respect to lobbying activity. Public Citizen, Inc., an IRS § 501(c)(4) entity, lobbies Congress to advance Public Citizen’s mission of protecting public health and safety, advancing government transparency, and urging corporate accountability. Public Citizen Foundation, however, is an IRS § 501(c)(3) organization. Accordingly, its ability to engage in lobbying is limited by federal law, but it may receive donations that are tax-deductible by the contributor. Public Citizen Inc. does most of the lobbying activity discussed on the Public Citizen Web site. Public Citizen Foundation performs most of the litigation and education activities discussed on the Web site.

You may make a contribution to Public Citizen, Inc., Public Citizen Foundation, or both. Contributions to both organizations are used to support our public interest work. However, each Public Citizen component will use only the funds contributed directly to it to carry out the activities it conducts as part of Public Citizen’s mission. Only gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible. Individuals who want to join Public Citizen should make a contribution to Public Citizen, Inc., which will not be tax deductible.

To become a member of Public Citizen, click here.
To become a member and make an additional tax-deductible donation to Public Citizen Foundation, click here.